I was recently asked to present for the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented’s, Conversations with CAGT. If you go to the Conversations page on their website through this link, you’ll find the archives from three+ years of talks by many of the major players in the gifted field. My talk is on gifted adults, of course, and runs about 45 minutes. After my introduction, I cover a number of topics including, sensitivities, multipotentiality, overthinking, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, spirituality, social responsibility, and more. With each topic, I provide examples, strategies, and resources. Not only that! You get to hear my sultry voice and hear me talk about the Argentine tango, of course, and I kind of reveal my age! I answer a couple of great questions at the end. You won’t want to miss this, eh?
I close with two quotes. One from a comment on this blog: “…[The ideas in my mind palace] sit there, gathering dust on easels and drafting tables, in long corridors lined with the mahogany cabinets of imagination, abandoned for fear that they are too much. That I am too much. That if the world saw inside, it would rightly conclude I was an alien and fire me into space…”
And this one from Bill Plotkin, Animas Institute:
“We stand on the threshold of a great unknown. Individually and collectively, we launch into an uncertain future—at once both perilous and saturated with possibility. Our accustomed, culturally-determined roles and identities are inadequate to navigate the sea change of our time. Our collective journey requires a radical shift in the human relationship with the community of all life—a cultural transformation so profound that future humans might regard it as an evolution of consciousness. Safe passage requires each of us to offer our full magnificence to the world.”
You are not too much. You are magnificent.
To my bloggEEs: Did you watch the video? What did you discover about yourself? It might be worth sharing with family and friends to help them understand you! Thank you, as always, for being here and for your sweet love. And just a gentle reminder, if you have a copy of my new book, thank you. And I would be so grateful if you would write a review on Amazon.